Cron does not rotate logs. Administrator's email account receives the following:
/etc/cron.daily/logrotate: error: bad top line in state file /var/lib/logrotate.status error: could not read state file, will not attempt to write into it
- Server is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
/var/lib/logrotate.status file is corrupted due to Red Hat software issue #447022.
Implement official fix by installing logrotate-3.7.4-9 or make sure to update your system to latest version.